Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halloween Hoedown

I am not trying to rush the season here- really I'm not. But after the girls have been constantly looking at the costume catalog that arrived two months ago,  I finally got them to committ to what they want their costumes to be this year. Woo-hoo! I'm on my way to a Happy Halloween, so I am in the mood for a little flashback.

This is the Halloween party we threw when the girls were only two, no trick-or-treating yet. Old McDonald was all the rage in our little cottage then. We dressed them up as a cow and a pig and their cousin, who is only four months younger, was a horse- our own little barnyard. The adults wore overalls and flannels to be farmers.

The invitations said,
"Oink, Neigh, Moo and Booooo!
It's a Hoedown Halloween
and we're inviting you!"

I made chilli in the slow cooker (perfect for when Halloween falls during the work week) and set up a simple buffet.

The "corny" cupcakes are from the cookbook Hello, Cupcake!
(Tons of cute ideas in there, check it out if you haven't already.)

I ordered inexpensive bandanas and cowboy hats by the dozen.
For decorations, I knotted two bandanas in a triangle shape to drape over the backs of the chairs and then hung a cowboy hat on each. Guests could then wear them if they liked and it was a cute party favor. Everyone had a rootin' tootin' good time.

As for this Halloween, we're going buggy. The costume committment I finally recieved was for a ladybug and a bumblebee. Stay tuned for more details as I plan this year's buzzin' bash,


  1. Adorable! I just love the great ideas people have come up with this year -- decorating with pumpkins is so fun!

  2. How cute and original! Makes me want to have a "fall" party now!

  3. The cupcakes are pretty cute! It's all pretty cute! What a fun Mama!

  4. Love the hoedown ideas...especially the corn on the cob cupcakes :)


  5. I love your "corny" cupcakes.

  6. You are lucky to have both a cabin and a cottage to decorate! That's what I need so I can indulge my love of both styles!! That Halloween party sounds like so much fun and the upcoming costumes should be cute! Be sure to show them to us! Linda

  7. Such a cute party for your twins. I know that they will be the cutest ladybuy and bumblebee in town. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  8. Very cute! love your decorations. :O)

    I'm a new follower from Between Naps on the Porch and hope you have a lovely weekend.

  9. What fun! I love that cupcake book. I have to admit though all I have done is look through it. I haven't baked a thing.

  10. What a fun twist a Halloween party. Love the invitation poem! I'd love you to link this up at my party.

  11. How cute! Now those cupcakes... yum! Bring on the butter... er, icing! :)


  12. Cute party! Your corny cupcakes turned out Great!

  13. Great idea for a Halloween Party! Love the decor and ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. This is just adorable -- and those cupcakes are just the cutest things ever!

  15. love that idea for a party! and those cupcakes are super cute!

  16. Hey,

    My name is Nancy, found your cute blog through Meadowbrook Farm.

    That party was adorable! Good luck with the ladybug and girls were always changing their minds on costumes :) Have a terrific day!



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